Post-mortem meaning

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(figuratively, management) Any investigation after something considered unsuccessful, especially used of meetings, games and sports, software development, and projects of any kind.
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The definition of post mortem refers to something that happens after death.

An autopsy is an example of something that happens post mortem.

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Latin. After death. Generally used to refer to the examination of a corpse by the coroner to ascertain the cause of death.
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Occurring after death.

The injuries were found to have been caused post mortem.

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An investigation of a corpse to determine the cause of death; an autopsy.
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Alternative spelling of post mortem.
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Origin of post-mortem

  • Latin post (“afterwards") + mortem, from mors (“death").

    From Wiktionary